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Immigration, assimilation, and the cultural construction of American national identity

Author: Shannon Latkin Anderson
Publisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
Series: Routledge research in race and ethnicity, 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over the course of the 20th century, there have been three primary narratives of American national identity: the melting pot, Anglo-Protestantism, and cultural pluralism/multi-culturalism. This book offers a social and historical perspective on what shaped each of these imaginings, when each came to the fore, and which appear especially relevant early in the 21st century. These issues are addressed by looking at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Horace Meyer Kallen; Nathan Glazer; Daniel P Moynihan; Samuel P Huntington; Nathan Glazer; Samuel P Huntington; Horace Meyer Kallen; Daniel P Moynihan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shannon Latkin Anderson
ISBN: 9781138100411 1138100412
OCLC Number: 924682254
Description: x, 243 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Immigration, assimilation, and national identity --
Part I. Horace Kallen and a new narrative, 1905-1925 --
Mass immigration, prelude to war, and narratives of the nation --
Kallen's pluralist challenge --
Part II. Glazer and Moynihan challenge the melting pot, 1950-1970 --
A time for American power (and melting?) --
Glazer and Moynihan's claim : many and one --
Part III. Huntington's return to Americanism, 1985-2005 --
Multiculturalism and a domestic clash --
Huntington's fear : e pluribus pluribus --
Anglo-America under review --
Conclusion: The meanings of America.
Series Title: Routledge research in race and ethnicity, 14.
Responsibility: Shannon Latkin Anderson.

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"Over the course of the 20th century, there have been three primary narratives of American national identity: the melting pot, Anglo-Protestantism, and cultural pluralism/multi-culturalism. This book offers a social and historical perspective on what shaped each of these imaginings, when each came to the fore, and which appear especially relevant early in the 21st century. These issues are addressed by looking at the United States and elite notions of the meaning of America across the 20th century, centering on the work of Horace Kallen, Nathan Glazer and Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and Samuel P. Huntington. Four structural areas are examined in each period: the economy, involvement in foreign affairs, social movements, and immigration. What emerges is a narrative arc whereby immigration plays a clear and crucial role in shaping cultural stories of national identity as written by elite scholars. These stories are represented in writings throughout all three periods, and in such work we see the intellectual development and specification of the dominant narratives, along with challenges to each. Important conclusions include a keen reminder that identities are often formed along borders both external and internal, that structure and culture operate dialectically, and that national identity is hardly a monolithic, static formation"--Provided by publisher.

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